Ibex Ultrasound Excels in Marine Research

By Mia Varra on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 @ 03:38 PM

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E.I. Medical Imaging ibex distributor Blake McCrary of Choice Medical Systems, Inc. recently took the Ibex Pro ultrasound off the coast of Georgia to scan sharks. Dr. Carolyn Belcher, an analytical biologist with the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources headed the project. The project is studying the annual migration of the sharks off the coast of Georgia. The ultimate goal is for the DNR to be able to do these studies on the boat, tag the shark and release her back into the ocean. Blake commented, "Dr. Belcher returned from a major conference where she stirred up some major interest in the Ibex Ultrasound amongst her peers because no one has ever done this type of research in the boat with live specimens before!"  "The InSite2 goggles of the Ibex were great out in the bright sun and the fact that the scanner is water tight was a great asset in an environment like this" said McCrary. "The knowledge they were able to obtain from these two specimens has been amazing!"

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